Metallica, Slipknot, Tool, Etc. Nominated For 2020 Billboard Music Awards

The nominees have been revealed for the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. The ceremony will take place at The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on October 14 and the categories featuring rock/metal artists can be found below.

Top Touring Artist:

Elton John
Metallica
P!nk
The Rolling Stones
Ed Sheeran

Top Rock Artist:

Imagine Dragons
Panic! At The Disco
Tame Impala
Tool
Twenty One Pilots

Top Rock Tour:

Elton John
Metallica
The Rolling Stones

Top Rock Album:

The Lumineers “III”
Slipknot “We Are Not Your Kind”
Tame Impala “The Slow Rush”
Tool “Fear Inoculum”
Vampire Weekend “Father of the Bride”

Top Rock Song:

Imagine Dragons “Bad Liar”
Machine Gun Kelly x Yungblud x Travis Barker “I Think I’m Okay”
Panic! At The Disco “Hey Look Ma, I Made It”
Twenty One Pilots “Chlorine”
Twenty One Pilots “The Hype”

The full list of nominees can be found HERE.

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine) Premieres New Video For “Stand Up” Featuring Dan Reynolds (Imagine Dragons), Shea Diamond, & The Bloody Beetroots

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine) has premiered a new video for “Stand Up.” That track features Dan Reynolds (Imagine Dragons), Shea Diamond, and The Bloody Beetroots and proceeds from it will benefit the NAACP, Know Your Rights Camp, the Southern Poverty Law Center. and the Marsha P. Johnson Institute.

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine) Teams Up With Dan Reynolds (Imagine Dragons), Shea Diamond, & The Bloody Beetroots For New Protest Song “Stand Up“

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine) has teamed up with Dan Reynolds (Imagine Dragons), Shea Diamond, and The Bloody Beetroots for a new protest song titled “Stand Up.“ The track is available HERE and proceeds from it will benefit the NAACP, Know Your Rights Camp, the Southern Poverty Law Center. and the Marsha P. Johnson Institute.

Morello commented:

“I grew up in the tiny lily white, archly conservative town of Libertyville, Illinois. When I was a kid, someone hung a noose in my family’s garage, there was occasional N-word calling, etc, etc. On June 6 of this year, there was a Black Lives Matter rally and march in that same town that drew over 1,000 people.

It seems that the times, they are a’changin’. I was so inspired that night, I reached out to Dan from Imagine Dragons. The Bloody Beetroots and I had conjured a slamming track and within 24 hours Dan had sent back a completed vocal.

We got Shea Diamond, a Black transgender woman with a long history of activism, on the track and the coalition was complete.”

Listen To Bullet For My Valentine’s Cover Of Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive”

Select versions of Bullet For My Valentine‘s recently released album “Gravity” came with a cover of Imagine Dragons‘s “Radioactive“ and some unofficial audio has now surfaced online. You can check that out below:

[via The PRP]

Guns N’ Roses, Linkin Park, Etc. Nominated For 2018 Billboard Music Awards

The nominees have been revealed for the 2018 Billboard Music Awards. The ceremony will be held on May 20, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV and the categories featuring rock artists can be found below.

Top Touring Artist:

Coldplay
Guns N’ Roses
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran
U2

Top Rock Tour:

Coldplay
Guns N’ Roses
U2

Top Rock Artist:

Imagine Dragons
Linkin Park
Portugal. The Man
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Twenty One Pilots

Top Rock Album:

Imagine Dragons, Evolve
Linkin Park, One More Light
Panic! At The Disco, Death of a Bachelor
Portugal. The Man, Woodstock
U2, Songs of Experience

Top Rock Song:

Imagine Dragons “Believer”
Imagine Dragons “Thunder”
Linkin Park ft. Kiiara “Heavy”
Portugal. The Man “Feel It Still”
The Revivalists “Wish I Knew You”

Jimmy Eat World, Florence + The Machine, Imagine Dragons, Etc. Contribute To Eagles Of Death Metal’s Covers Campaign

Eagle Of Death Metal recently announced their “Play It Forward” campaign, which was created to get other artists to cover “I Love You All The Time” to benefit the victims of the November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris, France. So far, the following artists have contributed: Florence + The Machine (with The Maccabees), Kings Of Leon, Imagine Dragons, Ed Harcourt, Jimmy Eat World, Alain Johannes, My Morning Jacket, Mini Mansions, Savages, Sinner Sinners, The New Pacific, The Dean Ween Group, and r00ms. You can find all those covers at playitforwardeodm.com. The horrific attacks resulted in the deaths 0f over 100 people, including 89 at at the Bataclan, where Eagles Of Death Metal were playing.

Josh Homme (Eagles Of Death Metal, Queens Of The Stone Age) also added the following:

“I made a plea to artists and business people alike to come together to use our solidarity as proof that we are stronger together, and that we can make a difference. We are proud to be a little part of such a big group of talent and good will. We can’t thank these artists enough for their donations of talent, love, time, and compassion. Now, the Play It Forward Campaign is in the hands of the fans to help us make a difference, and to help those affected by this tragedy. Please listen, purchase, play, and enjoy – and know that every time you do, you’re doing the sweet stuff that makes that difference.”

Lineup Announced For 2014 KROQ’s “Almost Acoustic Christmas”

The lineup for this years “Almost Acoustic Christmas” has been announced. It will take place December 13 – 14, at The Forum, in Inglewood, CA and will include performances from System Of A Down, Linkin Park, Royal Blood, Bush, Smashing Pumpkins, Fall Out Boy and many more.

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